Week One :: June 24–July 1

Invention

Invention is a way to pinpoint what we value, and we look to men and women throughout history, around the world, who challenged the status quo by what they thought, saw and created. As we celebrate the evolution of humanity, we explore what’s next and how we’ll achieve it.

  • What are the conditions — within society and within ourselves — that make invention possible?
  • Are we in the last age of American invention?
  • What do we need for humanity’s next “giant leap” in our lifetime?
  • Are there ethical and legal limits to be placed on human curiosity?

 

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Inventing God? A Brief History of Religions

The search for meaning and imagining the Source of Life are among the hallmarks of being human.  Calling this Source by many names in different ages and among all peoples has inspired ever-evolving ways of knowing and experiencing It, including looking within ourselves.  In this week we will consider both the traditional and the newer ways that the religious imagination has conceptualized our experience of the Holy.

 

  • Saturday, June 24, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Aretha Franklin - Canceled

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    We have learned that Aretha Franklin is unable to travel over the next few weeks per doctor’s orders and cannot make the trip to Chautauqua for her scheduled performance on June 24. We have the fortunate opportunity to bring acclaimed TV late night show host, comedian and Emmy Award winner Jay Leno the Chautauqua stage for Opening Night 2017.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Saturday, June 24, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Jay Leno

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    Acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist … Jay Leno is widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.”



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, June 25, 2017 | 10:00am

    Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden

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    June 25–August 24

    Featured Artists: Susan Ferrare Rowley / Steel, Metal, Mesh; Richard Pitts / Steel, Paint; Dan Roth / Mixed Media; Michael Walsh / Steel, Enamel, Acrylic



    Location: Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden

     

  • Sunday, June 25, 2017 | 10:45am

    Rev. Alan Jones

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    The Very Reverend Alan Jones is Dean Emeritus of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, where he served as dean for over 24 years.

    Sun., June 25 at 10:45am | Mon., June 26 – Fri., June 30 at 9:15am



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, June 25, 2017 | 12:30pm

    Opera Invasion #1: President's Serenade

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    Chautauqua Opera welcomes Michael Hill with a short concert, accompanied by the bells of the Miller Bell Tower.



    Location: Bestor Plaza

     

  • Sunday, June 25, 2017 | 02:30pm

    The Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band

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    The Jazz Ambassadors — America's Big Band, is the official touring big band of the United States Army. This 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969, has received great acclaim both at home and abroad performing America's original art form, jazz.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, June 25, 2017 | 03:00pm

    The 60th Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art: 60 Works Celebrating 60 Years

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    June 25–July 18 / Opening Reception Sunday, June 25 /  3–5 p.m.

    This year VACI’s leadership team of Don Kimes, Lois Jubeck and Judy Barie will kick off the season with a substantially expanded version of the historical Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art.



    Location: Fowler-Kellogg Art Center

     

  • Monday, June 26, 2017 | 09:15am

    Rev. Alan Jones

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    The Very Reverend Alan Jones is Dean Emeritus of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, where he served as dean for over 24 years.

    Sun., June 25 at 10:45am | Mon., June 26 – Fri., June 30 at 9:15am



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, June 26, 2017 | 10:45am

    Obi Felten

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    Head of getting moonshots ready for contact with the real world, X

    Obi Felten is a startup mentor and angel investor who is head of getting moonshots ready for contact with the real world at X (formerly known as GoogleX).



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, June 26, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Kelly Bulkeley

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    Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D., is a psychologist of religion focusing on dreams and dreaming.  He is director of the Sleep and Dream Database (SDDb), a Senior Editor of the APA journal Dreaming, and a Visiting Scholar at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Monday, June 26, 2017 | 02:30pm

    Hydrogen Jukebox Open Rehearsal

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    Watch this unique chamber opera come to life as Chautauqua Opera gives you a glimpse into the process from page to stage!



    Location: McKnight Hall

     

  • Monday, June 26, 2017 | 04:00pm

    Cantus: No Greater Love Than This

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    This internationally recognized men’s vocal ensemble is widely known for its innovative programming and its engaging performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Cantus has performed on the stages of Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center,...



    Location: Lenna Hall

     

  • Monday, June 26, 2017 | 04:00pm

    Lincoln Applied Ethics Series, Brad Allenby

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    Brad Allenby, Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics, and Professor of Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering, and of Law, Arizona State University



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Monday, June 26, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Ailey II: Revelations

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    Ailey II begins its residency with a program built around Alvin Ailey’s masterpiece, Revelations. Using African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs and holy blues, this cultural treasure fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul.



    Location: Amphitheater